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Feb 26, 2014

China is well-known for its ability to endure volatile, high-risk environments in Africa but with the resumption of fighting in South Sudan, there are indications that even Beijing may be reaching the limits of their risk tolerance. With its oil workers evacuated and its diplomacy encountering new obstacles, China is...


Feb 24, 2014

While the size and breadth of India's investment in Africa are no match for China's, the Indians are making inroads in certain strategic areas that far outpace that of their Chinese counterparts. Indian software firms and back-office outsourcing firms are aggressively building market share in sectors were the Chinese...


Feb 22, 2014

The first signs of an embryonic Chinese policy for Africa date back to 1955 t the Bandung Conference in Indonesia where foreign minister Zhou Enlai articulated many of the key tenants of China's African policy objectives that are still relevant today. So, to fully understand the current state of Sino-African ties, it...


Feb 19, 2014

While the West has shunned Sudan for the past 20 years, scholar and author Luke Patey argues in his book that China has made Khartoum the centerpiece of its ambitious engagement in Africa. Patey joins us to discuss his new book "The New Kings of Crude" and how China's national oil company, CNPC, helped pulled Sudan from...


Feb 17, 2014

The 1955 Bandung Conference in Indonesia is seen as among the most important historical milestones in Sino-African ties as it marks the first time that China appears to have had anything close to an Africa policy. Author and scholar Francis George Stevens joins us to discuss his news book, China and Africa Love Affair"...